Excerpt: With the Xaser VI, Thermaltake has an aluminum full-tower chassis that will rival the best in it's class. The innovative tool-free features are well executed and make working in this Xaser a real pleasure. Arguably the best feature is the sliding motherboard tray. Or maybe the hard drive mounting solution. What about the densely populated front panel I/O plate? Or the outstanding cooling design? There's a lot of stuff here to like, and I like the vast majority of it.
Summary: The Thermaltake Xaser VI Case comes in six different all aluminum models. The VG4000BNS & VG4000SNA models include mesh on the side panels, the VG4000BWS & VG4000SWA models have windows on the side panel and there are the VG400LBWS & VG400LSWA models which include a liquid cooling system. This case has 14 drives bays (7x5.25" & 7.3.5"), three 140mm fans, removable motherboard tray, aggressive styling and so much more.
Excerpt: The Thermaltake Xaser VI is a gigantic, well-thought-out extended-ATX computer case that has lots to offer hardware hoarders. Aside from a few nitpicks, it's very easy to work with and is mostly tool-less, but its size, weight, and price will likely scare off all but the most hardcore of modders.
Pros: Extremely roomy, Easy to work in, Lots of great options, features
Cons: Lot of force required to install optical drives, VGA fan is awkward, Very heavy, expensive, Flimsy I/O lid
Summary: The Thermaltake Xaser VI is heavy and huge. And I'm not talking about your ordinary, everyday kind of big either, I'm talking gargantuan... colossal... humongous. Half an inch taller, almost two inches deeper and several pounds heavier than even the mighty Cooler Master Cosmos. It was a struggle to move the shipping container around, obviously not just for me but also for UPS, as evidenced by the damage that occurred.
Summary: A top-loading storage bin and ample air-cooler support help fill out the list of excellent eccentricities on this fairly innovative chassis. The senselessness of the minor flaws make us hesitant to recommend the Xaser VI for general use, but there’s no denying that this is one of the slickest full-tower cases we’ve tested. A few touch-ups on the drawing board would make this one rockin’ enclosure.
Pros: Hugely expandable, with 8 hard drive bays and seven 5.25" bays. 95% screwless. Lots of fan support, front-panel connectors. Spiffy.
Cons: Huge. Hugely huge. Also, flimsy PCI holders. The few screws that ARE there are frustrating. Did we mention it's freakin' huge?
Conclusion: The ThermalTake Xaser VI is a very spacious super tower case for gamers and computer enthusiasts. You can get the case in steel or aluminum and it has plenty of appealing features like 10 tool-free PCI slots, tool-free installation of up to 7 HDDs and 7 5.25" devices, good ventilation, lots of silent fans, some storage compartments and a removable motherboard tray.
Summary: The Thermaltake Xaser VI is a huge case with plenty of room for all kinds of hardware. The unique Xaser style is toned down for this latest incarnation, but is still very cutting-edge. The construction and design are excellent, and the list of features on this case is extremely long. The all-aluminum construction keeps the case light-weight, although when filled to the maximum that changes considerably.
Pros: Unique Xaser style, Quality construction, Well thought-out design, Huge size means plenty of room to work in, All aluminum construction, Cable management for hard drives and motherboard, Removable motherboard tray, Three 140mm fans and one 120mm fan included, Large vented areas provide fresh air, Door can be changed to open from either side, Top slides back to access storage tray or optional LCS reservoir, Toolless PCI slots and drive bays, Handy accessories
Cons: High price, Some of the I/O cables may not be long enough for some motherboards
Excerpt: Thermaltake has over the years improved their product line-up immensely in terms of quality and workmanship, but recently there has been some stiff competition trying to steal the enthusiast market sector that they so neatly cornered since 2002 with the advent of the Xaser III Chassis series. It seems however that no matter how strong the competition, Thermaltake is not going to be phased, and has responded with the kind of product we are going to review today.